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Possible Bama troubles?

By on January 30th, 2013 in Member Post 17 Comments »

There is a story over on espn.com that is claiming bama players used and bought deer antler spray. Just speculation at this point, but acusations of PED use usually turn up true it seems to me. Only bad part is that it mentions Auburn too.

17 Comments

  1. Third Generation Tiger Third Generation Tiger says:

    Well if our guys were using it they were not doing it right! Compared to the rest of the SEC they all looked small, weak, and slow!

    • Orange Talon says:

      Thats a great post, I’m still laughing at it, well done!

      On a serious note, we were, and still are, small, weak, and slow. This has to be rectified going forward if we are to become relevent again.

      War Eagle!

      • Third Generation Tiger Third Generation Tiger says:

        Strength and conditioning was never a AU problem until Chizik arrived. I hope Malzahn has corrected the problem. I’m going to make it a point to drop in and see how winter work outs are going.

  2. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ……Just stop for a minute, and consider the phrase, “abusing deer antler spray.” How ridiculous does that sounds? No way the NCAA is going to bother with this. It’s the 21st century version of snake oil!

    …..I’d file this one in the same category as those little magnetic bracelets that supposedly do everything from aligning your molecules to curing cancer.

    • spanky says:

      A couple of those magnetic bracelet tricks actually worked on me. It was very wierd to say the least.

    • Third Generation Tiger Third Generation Tiger says:

      http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/6839125/mlb-warns-players-deer-antler-spray-report-says

      According to this article MLB and the World Doping Agency consider one of the chemicals (IGF-1) found in immature deer anters to be a performance enhancer. NCAA PED screens do not currenly test for IGF-1.

      • Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

        …..Some of the WDA’s standards are so stringent that you can get in trouble eating normal food. You can test positive for IGF-1 if you eat a big steak the night before the test.

        • Third Generation Tiger Third Generation Tiger says:

          I haven’t heard the steak think before but I know an athlete can get a false positive for amphetamines if using certain over the counter cold medicines but there are clear warnings from the governing bodies regarding such meds and upcoming competition.

          Personally, I think the deer antler amounts to nothing. Even if there turns out to be something to the illegal inducement angle, it’s just a wrist slap offense at best.

    • wde1988 wde1988 says:

      Let me get my bow…

      WDE

  3. KungFuPanda9 KungFuPanda9 says:

    The problem which may arise for Alabama is that the deer antler spray supplier gave the supplement to the Bama players. That may be construed as an illegal benefit.

    Auburn players were never implicated with deer antler spray, only the stick on chips and bracelets which are not banned by the NCAA. If you recall, the chips and bracelets were not the issue per se, but the fact that one of our player’s father GAVE them to team members. The issue was the gift being construed as an illegal benefit.

  4. wde1988 wde1988 says:

    This hole news cycle doesn’t do much for me. It brings me no comfort. I mean, it can’t erase the image of the beat downs we have taken for the last two years. Even if, and that is a BIG IF, bama some how got stripped of its title…. and crown… the image of that beat down still hangs in the recesses of my brain. It will not be removed until AU can “compete”.

    Besides, until I see the NCAA walking up to the front door with a large envelop to deliver to the University bama President home in Tuscaloosa…. we all are just ‘whistling Dixie”.

    War Eagle!

  5. auh20 auh20 says:

    This is the second bama violation of NCAA rule 12.5.2.1…promoting a private business whether receiving compensation or not. The reason “move along, nothing to see here” prevails can be summed up in 2 words…Mark Emmert. The current prez of the NCAA loves Nicky almost as much as unreFINEedBaum. He hired Saban at LSU and looked the other way there as well as all of the rule-bending lately. Matters not. We have to get our ship righted and on course without concern for another program.